Camp

Barranco Camp

A scenic and pivotal campsite on Kilimanjaro's Machame Route.

Tanzania
Location
Year-round
Best Time to Visit
3,960 m
Altitude

About Barranco Camp

Barranco Camp is a popular and picturesque campsite situated on Mount Kilimanjaro, used by climbers primarily on the Machame and Lemosho routes. Positioned at an elevation of approximately 3,960 meters (12,992 feet), it is well-known for its stunning location at the base of the Barranco Wall, a massive, steep ridge that climbers must ascend the fol...

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Climbers should prepare for high-altitude conditions and cold weather. Vaccinations for Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid, along with malaria prophylaxis, are recommended for travelers to Tanzania.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Barranco Camp is accessed during the ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro, typically on the third or fourth day of the Machame and Lemosho routes.
Getting Around
Movement within and beyond Barranco Camp is on foot, with the climb to the Barranco Wall being the next significant challenge.
Visas
Visitors to Tanzania, including those climbing Kilimanjaro, must obtain a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) in advance, with certain exemptions for specific countries.
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